The Comparison of Polysomnography, Sleep Apnea Screening Test and Cardiopulmonary Coupling in the diagnosis of pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Reference:
Zhai F, Chen J. The comparison of polysomnography, sleep apnea screening test and cardiopulmonary coupling in the diagnosis of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Sleep Medicine 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.sleep.2017.11.1065

Objectives:
To research into the relationship between clinical characteristics of pediatric OSAS and results of polysomnography (PSG), sleep apnea screening test (SAST) and cardiopulmonary coupling (CPC) respectively and to compare the diagnostic values of them for pediatric OSAS patients.

Conclusions:

SATS and CPC were both convenient and cost-effective for patients. AHI from CPC is as accurate as those obtained from PSG in assessments of upper airway obstruction.

Practical Significance:

CPC is of high diagnostic values and is good option for patients who will not or could not accept PSG.

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The Comparison of Polysomnography, Sleep Apnea Screening Test and Cardiopulmonary Coupling in the diagnosis of pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome